1. Silent Hill
Silent Hill isn’t your typical video game movie by any means. It boasted a large budget of $50 million, which is huge for a horror movie based on a video game. It also had some great talent attached to it, with Roger Avary (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction) credited as the writer and the relatively unknown director, Christophe Gans, who directed the underappreciated Brotherhood of the Wolf. Together, they crafted a wonderfully thrilling horror title that still has me thinking about the ending.
Taking the basic themes from the psychological horrors of the first four Silent Hill games, the film follows a different, but similar, path into bleak oblivion. When Rose and Christopher take their adopted daughter, Sharon, to the town of Silent Hill, things go awry quickly when Sharon goes missing after a frightening car crash. As you can imagine, the town is a pretty messed-up place, filled with vile monsters like the fan-favorite Pyramid Head, and the film portrays them with a gruesome authenticity.